Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans Recipe
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Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans Recipe

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Looking for a different treatment for garden-fresh green beans? Try this stir-fried side dish. It's nicely seasoned with fresh ginger, sesame oil and sesame seeds. -Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup sliced dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 135 calories, 6 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 463 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit


  1. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beans over medium-high heat in oil for 2 minutes. Add sweet pepper and mushrooms; stir-fry 2 minutes longer. Add green onions and garlic; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Combine the soy sauce and ginger; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in apricots; cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in sesame oil and sesame seeds. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p27

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"I made this as a side dish and I have to admit, I was a little leary of the recipe because of the apricots, but I decided to try it and I really liked it. I am always looking of new ways to incorporate vegetables into our meals and this is one dish that's a keeper."

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